Relocating for Work

Do you feel like 2017 is your time for a change? Relocating for work is not as easy you may think there are a lot of different elements you need to consider before taking that leap of faith.

Making the Decision

Deciding whether you will relocate your life is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and it is not one you should take lightly—especially if that decision will affect loved ones such as your partner or children. A good place to start is by answering each of the following questions.

Do you have the right to work in that country? If not, can you get the right paperwork in order?

Will moving give you a better quality of life?

Will it provide better career prospects? Can you afford to move?

What is the cost of living in the country you want to move?

Will the culture suit you?

What are the schools like? (If you have children.)

What’s my back up plan if things go wrong?

Basically, you need to be sure that the benefits outweigh the obstacles.

The Cost

Moving anywhere is expensive and the costs can add up quickly. You need to be smart here and budget. Only take what you really need and sell anything you don’t for extra cash. There are always unexpected costs that creep up on you when moving so make sure to allow for these in your budget.

Getting Help

Don’t try to do it all yourself. Hire professional movers to help you out and take some of the stress away. For affordable prices use delivery comparison websites like Shiply. This economical website allows you to get quotes for free and you can read and compare the moving companies feedback before choosing one. Saving you both time and money and the hassle of searching several different places for quotes.


Try to get to know your neighbours as much as you can. Join classes and courses to meet new people. Get out as much as you can and go exploring your new city. Check out all the supermarkets for deals and to get a feel for which ones will suit you best.

But most of all be a tourist if this is a new place. Enjoy and embrace the new culture.


Author: Joseph Hanover

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